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Old 01-19-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sachin View Post
The Cubs won't win a World Series in their new ballpark.

But seriously, folks, if 5K fans a game each pay $100 for "The Wrigley Experience", that's smart business. I also think that all fans of the game should visit Wrigley once, just to see an old-time park. However, it seems like Ricketts & Co. is taking the renovation of Wrigley in the same direction of Soldier Field; souping-it-up in such a way that the old-time charms of the stadium are going to be superseded by amenities that fans expect in a modern facility. What will happen is that Wrigley will slide into being a crappy place to watch a game and the unique nostalgia of the place will be looooooooooong gone. Kinda seems like that ship has started to sail.
Also I wonder if the Ricketts realize that dropping the Landmark status will remove the Class L property tax break on Wrigley for both the current park and any improvements to the park they may do.
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